Exciting progress on The Pavilion at U-M Health

September 27, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Strategy & Leadership, ,

Concrete, steel and towering cranes are part of the landscape on the main medical campus — all signs of progress on The Pavilion at U-M Health.

Planning for the new 690,000-square-foot inpatient facility began in 2016, with input from faculty, staff, learners and patients. Programs and services at The Pavilion will focus on neurosciences and cardiovascular and thoracic care, with a broad range of diagnostic, therapeutic and clinical support services also in the facility.

Every detail of The Pavilion is designed to ensure the highest quality care, safety and experience for patients, visitors, faculty, staff and learners. The opening of The Pavilion, scheduled for November 2025, will increase access to care for patients across U-M Health. 

Make your mark at Oct. 26 beam signing event

Structural steel for The Pavilion arrived at the end of May and the construction site is transforming daily as the building takes shape. Once the framework is complete in the next few months, the construction crew will begin work to enclose the exterior of the building.

To celebrate this quickly approaching milestone, faculty, staff and learners are invited to “make their mark” on the future of health care by adding their signature to one of the beams that will be installed in The Pavilion.

The beam signing event will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the courtyard between the Frankel Cardiovascular Center level 2 entrance and the Med Sci I C-Wing. Beam signing will be available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., with a special ceremony scheduled for 1 p.m.

November furniture fair

Plans for The Pavilion’s “Michigan meets Michigan” interior design are well underway, inspired by the strength of the Michigan Medicine brand and calming, restorative elements from our state’s natural landscape. In early November, faculty, staff, learners and patients are invited to attend a furniture fair to help evaluate and select certain furniture pieces for inpatient rooms.

The Pavilion planning team is working with furniture vendors to have a number of pre-selected items on hand and will seek feedback on the following pieces that are being considered: sleeper sofas and sleeper chairs for visitors, bedside tables, overbed tables, table desks and folding chair and wall bracket sets.

New website, newsletter and web cam offer timely updates

New communication tools are now available to share the latest news and information about The Pavilion.

Stay up to date on things like project planning, construction progress and wayfinding — plus the events noted above — by visiting The Pavilion at U-M Health internal website, and by checking out current and past issues of The Pavilion Post quarterly newsletter!

Real-time images of The Pavilion construction are available on the U-M Architecture, Engineering and Construction webcam.